Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

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INCATH2

(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 1 AND THINK THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE U.S WHO ARE ATHIESTS OR DON'T BELIEVE IN GOD IS INCREASING (1 for INCATH1). Does the increase in the number of people in the U.S. who are atheists or who don't believe in God sometimes bother you, or not?
  1) Yes
  2) No
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes 68.6% 68.6%
No 31.2% 99.8%
Don't know/Refused .3% 100.1%
Total N = 348

Variable Comparisons

Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes 61.4% 76.9% 68.6%
No 38.1% 23.1% 31.2%
Don't know/Refused 0.5% 0.0% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
348


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference or Don't know/Refused TOTAL
Yes 77.0% 69.8% 57.6% 68.0% 68.6%
No 23.0% 29.4% 42.4% 32.0% 31.2%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
348


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 $20,000 to under $40,000 $40,000 to under $75,000 $75,000 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Yes 70.6% 77.0% 76.7% 53.7% 44.1% 70.0%
No 29.4% 22.1% 23.3% 46.3% 55.9% 29.7%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
298


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Business, Technical, or vocational school after high school Some college, no four-year degree College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) Postgraduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., towards a master's degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) TOTAL
Yes 81.3% 77.4% 85.2% 57.7% 68.5% 42.0% 68.5%
No 18.8% 22.6% 14.8% 41.4% 31.5% 58.0% 31.3%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
348


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Yes 72.7% 81.8% 63.2% 53.8% 68.8%
No 27.3% 18.2% 36.8% 45.2% 30.9%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.0% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
347


Age (I-AGE)

18-30 31-40 41-50 51-64 65+ TOTAL
Yes 61.0% 65.4% 79.1% 72.3% 68.1% 68.5%
No 39.0% 34.6% 20.9% 25.9% 31.9% 31.2%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.8% 0.0% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
346


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

More than once a week Once a week Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never TOTAL
Yes 82.9% 85.1% 73.7% 59.9% 40.2% 36.5% 68.5%
No 17.1% 14.9% 26.3% 40.1% 57.9% 63.5% 31.2%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.9% 0.0% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
345



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